Wednesday June 4, 2014, 4:22 am
I fell through the cracks. When i was 15 i was tested and told i should be in college. I was a homeless teenager without any support, an orphan all my life and never adopted or given a permanent family. Instead of college , i was sent a hard labor camp breaking granite boulders all day by sledgehammer in a program for kids that had trouble with the law, which i never had. In Brazil, at least in the past, orphaned kids were shot and this was viewed as brutal. In retrospect, this might have been best for me. Signed and noted.